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J36 Crooklands Livestock Auction: J36 Weekly sale of Prime Lambs and Cast Sheep, 26th October 2021

PRIME LAMBS

North West Auctions were proud to host the annual young handlers show for prime lambs, kindly sponsored by BB Dairies, Kendal College and Rural Law. A big thank you goes to our judge, Brian Knowles who we thank for under taking this task. The Champion lamb and being awarded the Cornthwaite group shield was 8-year-old Libby Dixon, Selside with her Texel lamb weighing 50kg, which went on to sell for £200 and was purchased by John Geldard on behalf of Plumgarths Farm Shop. The Champion young handlers was awarded to 7-year-old Jack Matthews, who reserved the John Geldard young handler challenge cup with his 47kg Beltex lamb, which went on to sell for £200 and was purchased by John Geldard on behalf of Plumgarths Farm Shop. A big congratulations goes to all the young handlers for taking part, it was wonderful to see so many young enthusiastic people in the market.
There was an increased entry of 1591 lambs forward, selling to an overall market average of 232p/kg. All speciation of lambs today were well bid for, with heavy weight lambs today leading the way, topping at £145 from R Lawrence, Grange over Sands with 60kg Texels. This was closely followed by £141 from both T&CM Kelsall & Sons, Chipping and I Ridding, Old Hutton. Heavy weight Suffolk lambs peaked at £136 from TA&J Dixon, Selside, with plenty of heavy weight lambs regularly selling in the £120 - £130. Better confirmation lambs saw Beltex lambs sell to 308p/kg from CM Jennings, Selside with plenty of pens of better confirmation lambs between 270-300p/kg. Mule lambs peaked at £113 from TA&J Dixon, Selside, with others to £109 from A Winn, Burneside, plenty of Mule lambs sold in excess of the £100 mark.

CAST SHEEP

Another good entry of 650 ewes forward, with heavy ewes once again selling to a strong trade, lighter ewes were slightly less on the week. Texel ewes sold to a top of £137 from I Ridding, Old Hutton, with the best regularly selling into the £130’s, medium well bred Texel’s ewes sold above the £110 mark. A bigger show of Mule ewes were forward with the best selling into the nineties, topping at £99 from MP&CE Buckley, Staveley, with others selling at £89 from Wannop Farms, Heaton-with-Oxcliffe. Medium type Mules regularly sold to the £70-£75 mark, with leaner types selling over the £60 mark. Hill ewes sold to £89 for a pen of Cheviot ewes from NP&CE Buckley, Staveley, with Roughs selling to £82 from EJ Hodgson & Son, Lambrigg. Sam Whitehead’s, Middleton runs of Gritstone ewes sold to a top of £70. More Swaledale ewes were forward this week, with buyers showing more interest, topping at £74 from F&SA Edmondson, Ulverston, medium fit types regularly sold to £55-£60 mark.

Top Prices

RIME LAMBS

Beltex - £200 Oldfield End, £155 Hill Park, £140 Holmelands, £138 High Underbrow Farm, £134 Holmelands, £127 Gibraltar Farm. Texel - £200 Yoad Pot, £162 Ashstead, £148 Holmelands, £145 Holme Farm, £141 Greaves Farm, Brown Brook. Blue Texel - £155 Yoad Pot. Zwartble - £138, £126, £111, £95 High Farm. Suffolk - £136 Yoad Pot, £130, £126 Netherhouses Farm, £125 Yoad Pot, £122, £120 Hill Park. Charollais - £131, £117 Gaitbarrow Farm, £116 Far Orrest, £115, £105 Myers Farm, £103 Hampsfield Hall. Continental - £115 Heaton Hall Farm, £113 Brow Head, £88 Templand Farm, £81 Higher Standen Drive, £80, £72 Moss End Farm. Mule - £113 Yoad Pot, £109 High Underbrow Farm, £108 Oak Tree Farm, £107.50, £105.50 Yoad Pot, £105 Moss Side Farm. Hampshire - £113 Bradleyfield House, £92 Jackson Ground, £80 Kate Farm. Cheviot - £105, £94 Howriggs. Cheviot Mule - £96 Kate Farm, £90 Poppy Farm, £87.50 Brow Head. Teeswater - £80 Steps Farm. Rough Fell - £80 Steps Farm, £78 Higher Standen Drive, £75 Steps Farm. Herdwick - £72 Gill Bank. Horned - £62 Becknook. Jacob - £55 Old Station Lane.

CAST EWES

Texel - £137, £124 Greaves Farm, £122 Lower Highfield Farm, £119 Higher Standen Drive, £118 Hill Park, £117 Lower Highfield. Charollais - £113 Fairbank Farm, £95 Knott End Farm. Suffolk - £112 Ackenthwaite Farm, £110 Netherhouses Farm, £109 Greaves Farm, £86 Ackenthwaite Farm, £40 Garnett Folds. Leicester - £102 Moors Farm, £79 Kate Farm, £70 Moors Farm. Mule - £99 Fairbank Farm, £98 Heaton Hall Farm, £94 Netherhouses Farm, Seedfield, £93 Lower Highfield, £89 Lambrigg Head Farm. Hampshire - £94 Kate Farm. Cheviot Mule - £94 Low Tarn Green, £93 Thistle House, £74 Low Waterside, £51 Thistle House. Masham - £94 Lambrigg Head Farm. Continental - £93 Mansergh Hall Farm, £85 Croft Foot Farm, £84, £64 Mansergh Hall Farm, £60 Gilpin Farm. Cheviot - £89 Fairbank Farm, £80 Kate Farm, Low Waterside, £70, £68, £63 High House Farm. Rough Fell - £82 Lambrigg Head Farm, £62 High Farm, £60 Sproat Ghyll, £55 Steps Farm, £39 Over Elf Howe, £32 Steps Farm. Swaledale - £74 Netherhouses Farm, £65 Holme Farm, £64 Briar Farm, £62 Forrest Hall Farm, £55 Cinderbarrow Farm, £54 Low Newton Farm. Herdwick – £70 Becknook, £58 Climb Style, £53 Far Kiln Bank, £52 Climb Style, £48 Croftlands, £44 Low Waterside. Gritstone - £70, £52 Low Waterside, £50 High Farm, £29 Low Waterside. Kerryhill - £69 The Howes. Jacob - £60 Lower Highfield. Beltex - £56 Keer Falls. Horned - £28 Moss End Farm.

CAST TUPS

Texel - £128 Fairbank Farm, £120 Steel Croft, £74 Knott End Farm. Leicester - £116, £75 High House Farm. Continental - £74 Moss End Farm. Cheviot - £40 High House Farm.

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Show Results

Judge- Brian Knowles

Sponsors- B&B Dairies, Kendal College & Rural Law

Class 1A- Single lowland lamb, under 10 years
1st – Libby Dixon, Kitcragg £200
2nd – Jack Matthews, Oldfield £200
3rd – Connor Boyren, Hillpark £155

Class 1B- Single lowland lamb, 11-16 years
1st – Abigail Winn, High Underbrow £138
2nd – Thomas Wilson, Ashstead £162
3rd – Samuel Taylor, High Farm £138

Class 2A- Single upland lamb, under 10 years
1st – Bertie Dixon, Kitcragg £113
Class 2B- Single upland lamb, 11-16 years
1st – Abigail Winn, High Underbrow £109

Class 4- Best young handler
1st – Jack Matthews, Oldfield £200
2nd – Zara Dixon, Kitcragg £155
3rd – Connor Boyren, Hillpark £155

Champion- Libby Dixon, Kitcragg £200

Reserve Champion – Abigail Winn, High Underbrow £138

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